U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Control Theory with Application to Accelerators and RF Systems, Part II course

Sponsoring University:

Rutgers University


Control Theory with Application to Accelerators and RF Systems, Part II


Claudio Rivetta, SLAC National Accelerator Lab; Alexander Scheinker, Los Alamos National Lab; Ozhan Turgut, Stanford University

Purpose and Audience
The purpose of this course is to complete the Part-I of this series with control problems related to stabilization of beam dynamics, RF accelerating structures and other systems part of accelerators and light sources facilities. This course is suitable for advanced students and entry level graduate students who are considering accelerator physics as a possible career and for engineers and operators who want to learn about feedback systems applied in accelerator/light source complex.

Attended the USPAS course"Control Theory with Application to Accelerators and RF Systems – Part I" or equivalent background in Control Theory.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet the course prerequisites or have equivalent experience.

This course will focus on control theory applied to dynamic systems, in particular to systems founded in accelerator/light source facilities. Fundamental concepts of control theory and feedback design techniques explored in the Part-I will be applied in the analysis and design of specific control systems applied in accelerators. On the completion of this course, the students are expected to follow the design feedback systems and understand the intrinsic limitations in stability and performance that real applications impose to the controller design.

Instructional Method
The course will be offering a series of lectures during the morning and afternoon followed by laboratory sessions. It will address several specific problems in accelerators and RF system, covering one different topic each day. A lecture presenting the problem and focusing on the analysis and design of that particular topic will be presented in the morning and during the afternoon it will be dedicated to laboratory work focused in the topic. A report and conclusions on the topic assigned per day has to be prepared by the student as part of the course evaluation.

Group presentation/project addressing the solution to particular accelerator problems either based on real cases or reported by papers will be presented the last day of the course.

Course Content
Based on the material on Control Theory with Application to Accelerators and RF Systems – Part I, the course will cover in detail specific control problems found in accelerators. Topics for the second week of the course include:

Reading Requirements
The material for the course will be provided by the lecturers. Suggested reading (not mandatory) prior to the class: any undergraduate-level book on Control Systems.
“Control Systems Engineering” 4th edition, by Norman Nise, ISBN 0-471-44577-0 (John Wiley & Sons, 2003)
“Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers” by Karl J. Astrom and Richard M. Murray, ISBN 0691135762, (Princeton University Press, 2008)
“Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems” 6th edition, by Gene Franklin, J. David Powell, Abbas Emami-Naeini, ISBN 0136019692, (Prentice Hall, 2009.)
Control Theory material presented USPAS course – June 2012 (Part-I) https://www.slac.stanford.edu/~rivetta/USPAS/ 

Credit Requirements:
Students will be evaluated based on the lab reports (70%) and final presentation (30%) on the last day of the course.

Rutgers University course number 01:750:647 Control Theory with Application to Accelerators and RF Systems, Part II

IU/USPAS course number: P671